May 01, 2006

Marshall tragedy finally comes to film: That was the rainy, fog-shrouded Saturday night when the Marshall University football team, having lost to East Carolina and completing a road trip aboard a charter jet for the first time, crashed into an Appalachian hillside near Huntington's Tri-State Airport.

posted by irunfromclones to football at 02:24 PM - 7 comments

Wow, if it delivers on the story laid out in this article, that's gonna be some movie. Thanks!

posted by billsaysthis at 03:01 PM on May 01, 2006

The "WE ARE...MARSHALL" cheer is the eeriest thing in college football. Whenever I hear it, I get chills up my spine. I think it's time someone did a film about this.

posted by Bonkers at 04:11 PM on May 01, 2006

Thats one of the saddest things ever to happen to a team in collage football

posted by eaglesfan89 at 05:28 PM on May 01, 2006

Didn't it happen to an evansville ind bb team too it sure is a tragedy I would definetly rent it at blockbuster I don't usually go out to the movies

posted by luther70 at 05:44 PM on May 01, 2006

luther70: Yes, that happened in 1977 I think.

posted by lex2000 at 06:02 PM on May 01, 2006

That is really one of the best written articles I have read in a long time.

posted by everett at 06:08 PM on May 01, 2006

As a young child of 7 I lived in Ashland, KY about 30 miles from Huntington when this tragedy occurred. In an area where there really was very little in the way of college sports the Marshall program was the focal point of the entire region. This event was devasatating to that community. To this day I still flash back to that point in time whenever I see a Marshall highlight, news piece or even a simple score. This movie will be especially poignant and thoroughly emotional but I can't wait to see it. This is long overdue.

posted by skorch at 11:26 PM on May 01, 2006

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